12 DIY Pins of Christmas: #3 Paper Plate-a-sauruses


Nov Dec Challenge

I’m taking part in Danielle’s Christmas DIY Pinterest challenge. Go check out her blog: http://aweenest.com/2013/11/07/novemberdecember-pinterest-diy-challenge/


So this was my pin:

If you click, you are guided here: http://www.learnwithplayathome.com/2013/07/paper-plate-dinosaur-craft-for-kids.html

(the original)

This is an activity for all the dinosaur-loving kids out there. These paper plate-a-sauruses are based on the real species and all feature a colourful paper plate body with a paper cut-out head, legs and tail. They can help kids learn the real names of the dinosaurs and also have a fun, messy art and craft element to them. The webpage has 5 templates, but we only made one (the T-Rex) so far 🙂

You will need:
• Paper plates
• Coloured heavy paper stock
• Scissors and a hole punch (but you can just draw eyes)
• Items to decorate your paper plates with. You can use anything you like, we used crayons.
How to:
Cut some paper plates in half and decorate them.
Print the templates. For best results print them straight on to the heavy coloured paper stock. We printed them on regular paper, cut them out, then the kids draw them on the heavy coloured paper, then we cut them out again.
Once you have cut out the paper shapes staple them on to your decorated paper plate. Instead of a stapler we used studs, so this way the leg, the arm, the head and the tail are moveable 🙂
and Voila: the T-Rex!
The boys had fun running around with their new dinos, competing whose dino is scarier 🙂

14 thoughts on “12 DIY Pins of Christmas: #3 Paper Plate-a-sauruses

  1. I love this! I will have to remember it for when Clarke is older. She’s wearing dinosaur pajamas today. Too bad I can’t attach a picture to this comment! x

    • Thank you for the kind words 🙂 You should do this when she is older. I sometimes feel the same way that it would be great to attach a picture to a comment. Maybe you can photogrph her in her pjs for one of the weekly portaits. Blackberry #1 also has a dinosaur pj 🙂

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